New Veeam Backup & Replication v9 Part of Veeam Availability Suite

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Availability for the Always-On Enterprise - now with FULL vSphere 6 support

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Veeam® Backup & Replication™ leverages virtualization, modern storage and cloud to enable Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by delivering recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of <15 minutes for ALL applications and data. In a single solution, you get enhanced backup, advanced replication and high-speed recovery for VMware vSphere environments, as well as for Microsoft Hyper-V environments.

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Per VM Licensing

A VM is a virtual machine is an operating system OS or application environment that is installed on software which imitates dedicated hardware. Licensing is determined by the total number of virtual machines (VMs) that are managed with this technology. A virtual machine contents, OS or applications are not taken into the licensing consideration.

2-in-1: backup and replication™

With a single solution and without any additional investments, you can improve your Availability strategy and complement VMs backup with image-based replication. Veeam’s 2-in-1: backup and replication for VMware vSphere provide unprecedented levels of Availability delivering a seamless way to maintain the 3-2-1 Rule. In addition, there are no agents for you to license, deploy, manage or monitor on your ESXi hosts or VMs.

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Backup from Storage SnapshotsENHANCED

Backup from Storage Snapshots gives you the ability to back up VMware VMs from EMCNEW, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and NetApp storage snapshots up to 50 times faster. Veeam allows you to create image-based backups and replicas from storage snapshots as often as necessary, even during business hours, with little to no impact to your production environment.

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Application-aware image-based backup

Veeam Backup &Replication creates consistent image-level backups of running VSS-aware applications, such as Microsoft Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint, using proprietary application-aware image processing. You get transactionally consistent VM backups, which ensure successful recovery of business-critical applications and services and allow for application-specific restore scenarios.

Deduplicating storage integrations

Veeam Backup & Replication brings performance improvements to ANY deduplicating storage with per-VM backup file chains and the support for active full backups with backup copy jobs. Per-VM file chains option allows for 10x faster VMware vSphere backup performance, while active full backups with backup copy jobs increase local backup copy performance and reduce the load on the deduplication appliance itself.

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Built-in WAN Acceleration

Improve your Availability strategy by copying backups off site to remote storage. With built-in WAN Acceleration, you can get VMware backups off site 50x faster by utilizing caching, variable block length data fingerprinting and TCP/IP protocol optimizations.

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HPE StoreOnce CatalystENHANCED

Support for HPE StoreOnce CatalystNEW featured in Veeam Backup & Replication v9 provides superior source-side data deduplication to enhance VMware backup performance, reduce backup costs and simplify backup environments. This integration helps to enable lower RPOs and lower exposure to data loss.

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EMC Data Domain BoostENHANCED

EMC Data Domain Boost provides source-side data deduplication and data in-flight encryptionNEW over the WAN, yielding faster and more efficient VMware backups that enable lower RPO. EMC Data Domain Boost allows you to experience up to 50% faster backup performance, short backup windows with 10x faster synthetic full backups and Fibre Channel connectivity enabling LAN-free backup to Data Domain.

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Scale-out Backup Repository

Veeam’s Scale-out Backup Repository™ simplifies backup job management and delivers efficient use of backup storage by adding an abstraction layer over individual storage devices. You can create a single virtual pool of backup storage and get the freedom to extend capacity by adding more storage devices to the pool.

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Enterprise scalability for ROBO deploymentsENHANCED

For enterprises with large-scale VMware deployments, Veeam delivers Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) enhancementsNEW. The new functionality of keeping backup and restore activities local to remote sites allows enterprises to improve RTPO™ and reduce WAN bandwidth consumption. In addition, Veeam Backup & Replication is now available as a standalone consoleNEW that users can install on their workstations for convenience, ease-of-use and the ability to eliminate RDP sessions to a backup server.

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Direct Storage AccessENHANCED

Perform VMware backups faster and with reduced impact on your virtual environment by backing up directly from primary storage. Veeam provides Direct SAN Access to transport VM data directly from Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage over the SAN and Direct NFS AccessNEW to transport VM data directly from file-based (NFS) storage and achieve faster backups with no impact on the VMware vSphere environment.

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End-to-end Encryption

Secure your VMware backups at the source, in-flight and at rest without negative impact on WAN Acceleration and compression using end-to-end AES 256-bit encryption. Even if you lose a password, you can still recover data from encrypted backups without compromising security. And it’s flexible — you can choose when and where to leverage encryption.

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Native Tape SupportENHANCED

With native tape support, you can archive individual files or entire VMware VM backups to tape and restore data from tape when needed. Advanced features include parallel processing between multiple tape drives to improve archiving performance, a global media pool to provide highly concurrent tape archiving and automatic failover from non-operation libraries, and native Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) retention to increase retention and save on tape consumption.

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Veeam Cloud Connect BackupENHANCED

Veeam Cloud Connect helps users avoid the risk of catastrophic data loss through hosted backup repositories. Get your VMware vSphere backups off site through a secure single-port connection to a service provider and easily access and recover hosted data directly from your backup console. With Veeam Cloud Connect, it’s easy to maintain Availability, complete visibility and control over.

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Veeam BitLooker™ helps solve the challenge of shrinking backup repository space, which leads to increase in backup storage costs. BitLooker technology reduces backup file size and replication bandwidth usage up to 20%. It allows you to exclude from backups deleted file blocks and useless files and save backup storage and bandwidth usage.

Enhanced 1-Click Restore with self-service recovery*

With 1-Click Restore, enterprises can delegate end-users permissions and restore entire VMware VMs in minutes. Powerful delegation options let you safely put restore tasks in the hands of business users, resulting in faster recovery times and decreased burden on IT staff. 1-Click Restore is available in the Enterprise Manager web UI included in Veeam Backup & Replication Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions.

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* Requires the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus edition
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft ExchangeENHANCED

Helpdesk operators can use a free Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange tool to perform 1-click recovery of Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016 items and improve recovery times. Granular Exchange restores are easier than ever and include the recovery of hard-deleted items you thought were lost forever. New eDiscovery feature enhancements include detailed export reports allowing you to specify exactly what was exported, from where and with what search criteria.

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Instant VM Recovery

Instead of making users wait while you provision storage, restart an entire VMware vSphere VM directly from a backup file and copy it to production with Instant VM Recovery™. You can make a failed VM up and running again in as little as 2 minutes!

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Veeam Explorer for Oracle

Get transaction-level recovery of Oracle databases with the newest Veeam Explorer for Oracle. It delivers agentless transaction log backup and replay to restore Oracle databases to a precise point in time and enables low RTPO™ for your Oracle workloads.

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Instant File-Level Recovery

Easily recover guest operating system (OS) folders and files from image-level backups, without having to extract them from virtual disks first. Recover files from Linux and Windows VMs as well as from any of the 17 supported guest file systems.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active DirectoryENHANCED

Item-level recovery is easy with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Active Directory. This free tool instantly recovers AD objects, entire containers and organizational units (OU), as well as user accounts and passwords directly from VMware VM backups. In addition, you can use it to restore Group Policy Objects, integrated Domain Name Server (DNS) records and configuration partition objects.

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SureBackup and SureReplica

Veeam SureBackup® and SureReplica help you guarantee the recoverability of every backup and every replica restore point every time. With these Veeam technologies, you can run VMs from VMware vSphere backups and replicas in an isolated virtual lab and automatically test them.

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Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL ServerENHANCED

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server provides fast transaction-level recovery of SQL databases directly from you VMware VM backups. You can achieve low RPOs by restoring SQL databases to a precise point in time with agentless transaction log backup. You can also easily maintain backup performance requirements by item-level restores with a remote staging server, without consuming local backup server resources.

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Guest OS file indexing and search

You can quickly pinpoint and recover guest OS files using Veeam Enterprise Manager. Browse and search VM backups for guest OS files and restore them in one click either to the original location or to a local machine. To enable search capabilities Veeam Backup & Replication creates an index of VMware VM guest OS files.

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots (EMCNEW, HPE, and NetApp)

Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots allows you to leverage existing snapshot capabilities from EMCNEW, HPE and NetApp. With Veeam Explorer for Storage Snapshots, you get significantly lower RTO through fast recovery of single files or entire VMs without staging or intermediate steps. .
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Recovery for vCloud Director

Veeam Backup & Replication features complete integration for VMware vCloud Director. Using the VMware vCloud Director API, Veeam extends its recovery options to restore of vCloud vApp and VM metadata and attributes. In addition, it provides restores directly to same or different vCloud Director deployments, with support for fast-provisioning.

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePointENHANCED

Veeam provides instant visibility into your SharePoint backups with built-in agentless recovery and eDiscovery of individual Microsoft SharePoint items and lists. Browse and search your SharePoint databases directly from a compressed and deduplicated image-level VMware VM backups, then restore specific SharePoint items, sites or site collections. A new remote staging server enables item-level restores without consuming local backup server resources.

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Veeam Cloud Connect Replication

Veeam Cloud Connect offers a built-in, affordable and secure cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) through a service provider of your choice. You no longer need to maintain your own secondary site to have reliable image-based VMware VM replicas offsite. With no complex configurations, Veeam Cloud Connect allows you to failover an entire site or selected VMs from anywhere with just a few clicks. Traffic encryption securely protects all replicated data both in flight and on the service-provider side.

Assisted failover

Assisted failover featured by Veeam helps avoid data loss and achieve RPOs of <15 minutes for ALL applications and data. If your production VMware VM fails, you can immediately failover to its ready-to-use replica and continue normal operations running on a DR site until the issue is resolved. Veeam Backup & Replication maintains a configurable number of restore points for each VM replica. For example, if your latest replica point is corrupted due to a software malfunction, you can roll back to a previous valid restore point.

Planned failover

Planned failover allows you to run your site migration or data center maintenance smoothly with minimum impact on operations. Planned failover shuts down the source VMware VM, replicates any changes to the target VM and starts the VM — all with no data loss and little downtime. Perform your software upgrades and planned maintenance that easy!

Failover plans

Failover plans provide you with built-in orchestration enabling easy, 1-click site failover. To maintain the Availability of interdependent applications, you can create a failover plan in advance for a group of replicated VMware VMs arranged in the right order and initiate it when needed in just one click. Add VMs from replicas, arrange them in a boot order and set a delay for each VM so they don’t start before a previous one starts up.

Real failback

Restore your normal operations after performing a failover in a few minutes by failing back to the original VMware VM. During a failback operation, changes in replicas are automatically synchronized with the original VM, eliminating data loss. You can choose either to fail back to the production VM, to a new location or simply to make the replica VM your new production VM.


SureReplica technology helps you to automatically test every restore point in every VMware VM replica for recoverability. This technology validates data for consistency, checks replica configuration accuracy and tests it for reliability inside an isolated virtual lab. Currently SureReplica is available for VMware replication only.

Fast off-site replication

Veeam's Built-in WAN Acceleration for replication speeds up vSphere replication over the WAN or slow connections up to 50 times, while reducing bandwidth consumption 20 times, compared to copying raw data. Featuring replication from a backup and compressed replica traffic, Veeam Backup & Replication helps you improve replication performance and optimize replication traffic transmission.

Replication from backups

Veeam Backup & Replication supports replication from your existing backups. By utilizing VM backups as a source for replication, you can remove any impact on your production environment. The entire process is fully automated and no specific configurations or job settings are required. Replication from VM backups significantly saves time and reduces the read I/O on the running production VMware VM.

Supported Environments

VMware support
  • VMware infrastructure platforms: VMware vSphere 4.1 – 6.0
  • Hosts: ESX(i) 4.1, ESXi 5.x, ESXi 6.0
  • Management servers and tools: vCenter Server 4.1 – 6.0 (optional); vCloud Director 5.1, 5.5,5.6,8.0 (optional)
  • VMs guest OS: any operating system supported by VMware, any application and any file system

Hyper-V support
  • Platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – 2012 R2
  • Hosts: Windows Server Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 – 2012 R2, Microsoft Hyper-V Server free hypervisor
  • VMs guest OS: any guest operating system supported by Microsoft Hyper-V, any application and any file system

Deduplicating storage support
  • HPE: HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE StoreVirtual, HPE StoreVirtual VSA
  • NetApp: all Data ONTAP based storage, including NetApp FAS, NetApp FlexArray (V-Series), NetApp Data ONTAP Edge VSA, IBM N series

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FREE NFR Key for NEW Veeam Availability Suite v9

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all VMware vExperts, MVPs, VTEC members, certified engineers and trainers. This license allows for non-production use of Veeam® Availability Suite™ v9 in your home lab, without any feature limitations.

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